US director Darren Aronofsky released a statement thanking his Icelandic staff for a job well done and all Icelanders for having given Noah and the film’s crew a warm welcome. He described Iceland as an “enchanting” place with a broad range of locations.
Reynisfjara. One of the film’s locations in Iceland. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
According to Morgunblaðið, scenes for Noah were shot in more locations than in any other Hollywood project in Iceland so far. The scenes will make up approximately one third of the movie.
Preparations for the filming in Iceland, which lasted four weeks, began in November 2011. The crew has now moved on for shooting in New York. Noah is scheduled to premiere in March 2014.
A total of 148 Icelanders played minor roles in the film.
Aronofsky concluded his statement by declaring: “Thank you Iceland. I look forward to coming back.”